Dixie D’Amelio SHOCKED By Conspiracy Theory About Her Father and Charli

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio quickly rose to fame on the social media platform TikTok. Within a year, the sisters became a household name and one of the most popular duos in the entertainment industry.  And while gaining viral attention on TikTok is not rare, speculation and conspiracies revolving around how the pair gained this sort of popularity continue to circulate. Many social media users have their own assumptions or explanations for how this all may have happened. However, one particular conspiracy theory caught the attention of Dixie D’Amelio and resulted in her responding.  In less than one year, a user pointed out that Charli D’Amelio has gained over 90 million fans on the app. This, as well as the user’s theory for how this happened, appeared on a TikTok account called “spicyopinions” which spreads theories and information similar to this one.  @spicyopinions on TikTok But what is the user’s conspiracy theory? They explain that the sister’s popularity is all thanks to their father: Marc D’Amelio. Marc is a Republican and ran for a seat in the Connecticut State Senate back in 2018. However, he lost. This is where the conspiracy theory comes in. The TikTok user claims that the sisters only gained popularity in order to help Marc gain the younger vote in a “future election.” They continued to mention that Charli gains about 5 million new followers every week and that it’s simply unheard of in TikTok culture.  The theory continues by stating: “Her Dad is sus. He’s rich AND a politician. Those things never go together well.”  Most TikTok stars gain their popularity from their unique personalities, creativity and dance skills. However, many users have been quick to defend that there is something very suspicious about their rise to fame. In this instance, it had to do with a political motive. Due to the sisters’ popularity, this particular theory believes that younger and less informed voters (such as big fans of the D’Amelios) would vote for Marc in the future without doing much research. And once Dixie D’Amelio caught wind of this conspiracy, she decided to respond.  Under the theory posted on TikTok by spicyopinions, Dixie decided to comment. Her response “lol what” sums up how ridiculous that theory is, especially for the family to hear and find on the internet.  Dixie Responds Of course, fans of Dixie and Charli quickly came to their defense in the comments. Others still believe that this theory could definitely be true.  Guys there's a conspiracy theory about charli's fame and it actually makes sense. Go check tiktokroom — Soha (@Sohaa156) September 12, 2020 love you charli dont let the haters bring you down you are amazing. the haters are jealous that you have fame and they dont 🙂 @charlidamelio pic.twitter.com/Bck82AbRgH — iicamiisadunkinii (@cami12392) September 13, 2020 Earlier this year, Dixie found herself in the bit of a sticky situation in regards to politics. Photos began circulating the internet from her VSCO account which showed multiple Trump-Pence signs up on a wall. This caused the TikTok star to quickly begin receiving death threats and public backlash on social media.  Dixie D’amelio is receiving backlash after an old VSCO post led fans to believe that she is a Trump supporter. Dixie denied these claims. pic.twitter.com/bA220YFYkh — IG: @expsingshadycelebs (@shadycelebsig) May 6, 2020 Dixie responded to the resurfaced photo by tweeting that the photo was taken in someone else’s house. She went on to explain her political views and defend her character in another tweet. i am an independent voter and I will always vote for the person and never the party. i find it sad that i have received death threats due to inaccurate speculation of my political belief. i have never supported trump. period. — dixie (@dixiedamelio) May 6, 2020 This seems to be just another conspiracy theory about the sisters and D’Amelio family. Other popular theories are that their father is a private investor in TikTok or that their family is paying for their followers. This is amongst other crazy commentary and conspiracy theories that have been shared on the internet over the past year.  Is James Charles and Charli armadillo or whatever not the same person ? — H (@bbuggss) August 13, 2020 Charli, dua lipa and james charles are all the same person — legalize assisted suicide (@cosmicalbabe) April 15, 2020 Marc D’Amelio does seem to have his own presence online. He has over 7 million followers on TikTok alone. However, Charli remains the most popular creator on the platform with over 80 million followers to date.  After this conspiracy theory video reached thousands of views and over 50,000 likes, it quickly became a topic of conversation for TikTok fans around the world. Many do believe that Charli’s fast rise to fame is indeed suspicious, but that this theory just doesn’t add up.  can we talk abt charli and her sudden rise to fame for a sec? this app has been around for about 5 years. not ONCE has somebody rose to fame so quickly and with SO MANY FOLLOWERS. @charlidamelio #charlidamelio #tiktok #hype #fame — 5️⃣👄5️⃣ (@_ladillin_) September 14, 2020 Currently, Charli D’Amelio’s fame continues to grow and captivate more fans by the day. Her newest collaboration, a drink with Dunkin,’ has also taken the internet by storm. Fans and influencers have both tried and reviewed the TikTok sensation’s order ever since it was added to the official Dunkin’ menu.  Yup… it really has her name on it. 🙌 ➡️ @charlidamelio. Order 'The Charli' on the Dunkin' App. ✨#CharliRunsOnDunkin pic.twitter.com/fwH3hrh2IA — Dunkin' (@dunkindonuts) September 8, 2020 I’m so grateful for the world we live in. I mean, I can go to Dunkin and get a “charli” and then go to McDonald’s and get a sicko mode burger. Someone wake me up please — Connor Pugs (@connorpugs) September 13, 2020 This charli drink from Dunkin is actually pretty good. 9/10 — SuperSarah🤙🏻🏳️‍🌈 (@its_supersarah) September 13, 2020 And despite the rumors and conspiracy theories, it doesn’t seem as though the D’Amelios are going away anytime soon. In fact, Charli is on the path to 90 million followers on TikTok.  What do you think about this conspiracy? Is it absolutely ridiculous or convincing enough to believe?  Featured image by @spicyopinions on TikTok and Charli D’Amelio via Instagram.

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The Internet Blows Up in Response to The Oscars New Diversity Rules

The Oscars have just announced major changes in regards to their diversity requirements and the internet has a lot to say.  What Was Announced? When it comes to Oscar nominations and eligibility, the award show has been targeted in the past for not focusing on diversity, inclusion and representation. But things are on their way towards some sort of change. Change starts now. We've announced new representation and inclusion standards for Best Picture eligibility, beginning with the 96th #Oscars. Read more here: https://t.co/qdxtlZIVKb pic.twitter.com/hR6c2jb5LM — The Academy (@TheAcademy) September 9, 2020 Beginning in 2024, inclusion will be a requirement to be considered for Best Picture. This decision comes five years after the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag trended on Twitter and caused major controversy. The Academy announced on Tuesday that the Best Picture nominations will have to meet a certain criteria in order to be considered. Don’t believe any hot-take that calls this affirmative action. These rules are such a LOW BAR if a film hasn’t met them it is doing nothing to represent this country and absolutely should not be Oscar-eligible. #OscarsSoWhite will be for the foreseeable future. https://t.co/7mFLOqWZ8J — AJ Christian (@drajchristian) September 9, 2020 What Social Media Users Had To Say… While many questioned this decision, their curiosity was met with an answer. The organization explained in a statement that the goal of this verdict is to “encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience.”  Social media users and public figures have already begun to share their opinion and it’s safe to say that not everyone is happy about this concept. And not for the reasons that many are expecting. #Oscars hoping that playing the race and gender cards will make people want to watch rich Hollywood types give each other awards for movies no one's actually watched. When Marvel wins an Oscar, call me. Otherwise, you still suck.#WednesdayWisdom#truthhttps://t.co/PsQfFnevOi — Minerva Neryse (@minervaneryse) September 9, 2020 Celebrities Speak Out Kirstie Alley slammed the decision by tweeting: “This is a disgrace to artists everywhere…can you imagine telling Picasso what had to be in his f*cking paintings. You people have lost your minds.” She continued to explain that diversity and inclusion should be taught to children and therefore simply become second nature. The fact that this type of representation is now being “forced” or necessary has been seen as unnatural by countless people, including Alley.  Diversity and inclusion should be taught, taught so well and so naturally and genuinely that it becomes second nature to our children. — Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 9, 2020 Others, on the other hand, are claiming that Alley has missed the point and purpose of these new requirements.  She clearly doesn’t get it… the academy isn’t really forcing anyone to DO Anything. She’s saying this like people are OWED an Oscar nomination. You can still make your own art, you just don’t meet criteria for a certain award so stfu. https://t.co/RTejYFkX2i — Julian Bass (@thejulianbass) September 9, 2020 The Arguments All in all, it seems as though the internet is split. Some made comments such as “positive discrimination is still discrimination” will others celebrated the idea that the Oscars are finally moving in the right direction.  People criticising the Oscars new inclusion/diversity rules because it destroys "the freedom of an artist". Please. Stop it. pic.twitter.com/4elFfD9P8d — Jo Ferreira #BlackLivesMatter (@joheartsart) September 9, 2020 Many are making the point that it feels strange to control art and indirectly make creators meet a certain criteria. In fact, it’s already been announced that films must meet at least two of four benchmarks. If they do not, that particular film is simply ineligible for Best Picture.  This is stupid and filled with hypocrisy. So, hiring diverse actors is not for their talent and acting but just to get nominated and maybe win an Oscar. Instead of actually doing sth about racism, they did this. https://t.co/2zFqVtROzh — #D10S🎗️ (@_ItsKarim) September 9, 2020 Requirements Explained CNN explains that the criteria includes “featuring actors from underrepresented groups in significant roles or accounting for at least 30% of the cast; similar criteria in terms of those working on the film behind the scenes; a significant commitment to paid apprenticeships, internships and career development; and significant representation among the teams devoted to marketing, publicity and distribution.”  Many social media users are now referring to Best Picture as the “Diversity & Inclusion Award” and similar variations of the sort. Others are calling this particular decision a form of censorship and as a result, have vowed to not tune in to the show in the future.  The Oscars have announced diversity standards for their Best Picture award. It’s no longer about the talent in the Best Picture, but the Most Woke picture. — Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) September 9, 2020 People of color have come forward and openly expressed their concern with this decision.  This is ridiculous. There should not be ANY standards. As a latino, I do not like this pityness. — Adam Dynamite 🇺🇸 (@BrewCity1987) September 9, 2020 Ok.I'm a middle eastern bi woman and I'm saying this is ridiculous.we want representation not because they HAVE TO , but 'cuz diversity is normal and realistic . Instead of this they just should not steal awards from good movies to other white ones. — mythical (@queenNnre) September 9, 2020 Within hours of this big announcement, the inclusivity requirements for Best Picture has become a political conflict. Fights have broken out across the internet and many are beginning to choose sides. And despite the mixed reactions, it does not seem as though the Academy is going to change their minds about this. With many deciding that they would no longer be tuning in to the Oscars awhile ago, this decision is no longer important or relevant news to them anyway. And for those boycotting the show, their reasons that this news is just another ridiculous aspect of it continue to be shared. For example, another major point that has been commented on is the fact that the awards are “rigged” anyway.  This whole Oscar thing is extra stupid because they were rigged anyway. They could have just pretended to select a "diverse" film without all the ridiculous rules on submittals 🙄 — Joan d'Arc (@Born4ThisMoment) September 9, 2020 The Oscars Drama Continues… Is this criteria going to evoke change for the right reasons? The answer to that question is not only incredibly difficult to answer, but also quite controversial.  It’s important to note that this change will not come all at once. These rules will be put in place gradually over the next four years. However, by 2024, the criteria will be required. There are predictable comments regarding this announcement while others are making some convincing arguments. This seems as though it will be an ongoing conversation on social media.  Massively stupid. The Oscars will become meaningless. It won't take long before nobody even wants one. Audiences will decline, as an Oscar will be taken by many as a warning of movies NOT to bother to watch. . https://t.co/8zqM6HF5Tr — Godnose (@Godnose) September 9, 2020 More Change is Needed Many industries and franchises, such as Bachelor Nation, have made a point to become more diverse this year following the despicable acts of racial injustice we have all seen. However, many think it’s just a little too late. All of these changes have been labeled by social media users as “forced” and “disingenuous” despite what any executives say or how they try to defend their decisions.   Over the years, the Oscars have lost a significant amount of their audience for a variety of reasons. And despite their apparent progress, it seems as though The Academy has some more work to do. In regards to their most recent diversity requirements, it’s unclear if this change will ultimately bring some of those viewers back or simply continue to push them away. Only time will tell.  Will you be watching the Oscars following this announcement? Featured image by Jakob Owens and Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash. 

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Trump Will Not Budge on TikTok Sale Deadline

President Trump has announced that he will not be extending the deadline for the sale of TikTok to an American company.  The United States government has stated that they will officially not be extending the deadline of September 20th. This decision has caused both panic and anger for TikTok users and influencers on social media. It also creates urgency for companies to make negotiations faster in order to stop the app from being banned in the U.S.  If they ban @TikTok_us, I’ll stop paying taxes. — Step Ma (@shumythemoney) September 11, 2020 As a result of this announcement, social media users are already discovering and sharing a hack to keep the app even if it were to be “banned.” As long as users have the app deleted and updated to its latest version prior to it being banned, Youtubers are trying to expose tricks and a hack for keeping the platform.  [embedded content] Before Trump boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, he said: “We’ll see what happens. It’ll either be closed up or they’ll sell it.”  BREAKING REPORT: Trump say's There'll be NO EXTENSION of the TikTok deadline… "We'll either close up TikTok in this country for security reasons or it'll be sold… — Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) September 11, 2020 Due to the sale’s complexity, this deadline is a bit rushed for companies to purchase it. Some analysts previously predicted that the deadline would most likely be extended in order for a successful transaction to occur. However, Trump’s administration has made it clear that the consequences of keeping it any longer outweigh the app’s benefits.  In an executive order shared in August, Trump stated that ByteDance, the company that currently owns TikTok, may cause damage that would impact “the national security of the United States.”  The President originally announced that he was going to ban the app back in July of this year. Since then, it has been amongst his main priorities for the country before the November election. This has caused some anger and backlash due to the importance of keeping the current global pandemic under control seemingly taking a back-burner.  Isn’t tiktok supposed to be banned on the 15th?? Idk if it’ll actually happen bc trump lies a LOT but still what — ✰ ella ✰ (@hollyolly23) September 11, 2020 WATCH: 'I am not extending deadlines,' says President Trump on a sale of TikTok's U.S. assets https://t.co/wqWyLAppvC pic.twitter.com/o92rJvnYQO — Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) September 11, 2020 TikTok has sued the Trump administration for what it said was a “heavily politicized” executive order. In a post announcing the case, TikTok said: “We far prefer constructive dialogue over litigation. But with the Executive Order threatening to bring a ban on our US operations — eliminating the creation of 10,000 American jobs and irreparably harming the millions of Americans who turn to this app for entertainment, connection, and legitimate livelihoods that are vital especially during the pandemic — we simply have no choice.” Microsoft is a potential buyer for the platform. However, it is unclear whether or not the two companies will be able to reach a deal by this closely approaching deadline.  hurry up and buy tiktok — Kristi ✰ (@kristimathura) September 11, 2020 TikTok continues to grow in popularity and the idea of it going away is difficult for a lot of influencers and users. Many have taken to other apps such as Twitter to complain and express their hope for it to remain in The United States.  TikTok is so good, and I’ll be sad if Trump really does ban it / if they have to sell to someone who will screw it up 🙁 — Zain (@calizoned) September 9, 2020 During the first few months of this year, the app was downloaded 315 million times. It currently has over 2 billion downloads around the world. Many have already referenced it as a “cultural phenomenon.”  @tiktok_us please don't go, we need you😭😭😭 #savetiktok — Decarol (@itsbabydiva) September 11, 2020 The app being a “threat” to national security has caused major debate online. However, cybersecurity experts said its risk is “highly theoretical.” Also, they confirmed, according to CNN, that there is “no evidence to suggest that the app’s user data has been compromised by Chinese intelligence.” @tiktok_us For the record, if Trump’s stupid ban takes place you’re staying on my phone, and there’s nothing that orange man can do about it #savetiktok — Chris Green (@ChrisGreenJ) September 11, 2020 According to CNBC, Microsoft and Walmart have officially teamed up for a potential deal. However, a third company, Oracle, has also made bids on the application.  We now have 4 days for Microsoft to buy TikTok again. Thanks Trump! You really do know how to put the D**k in dictator! #saveusmicrosoft #savetiktok — WholesomeWeeaboo (@SarahFye9001) September 11, 2020 @Microsoft BUY TIKTOK PLEASE IM BEGGING pic.twitter.com/UobQkowfA2 — ًr (@locatiqn) September 11, 2020 In a recent emailed statement by a TikTok spokesperson, it stated that the app and company is “committed to continuing to bring joy to families and meaningful careers to those who create on our platform for many years to come.” Hey @tiktok_us should we be worried? If Tiktok gets banned, will all of our content disappear?!? Thank you! 😳😳😳@TikTokSupport #savetiktok #TikTok — Rob Flaska (Robs 🐜) (@RobFlaska) September 11, 2020 It seems as though yet another social media platform has been political.  The deadline, however, may be able to be pushed back by the courts. This decision will only be able to be made after they consider ByteDance’s arguments that the executive orders regarding TikTok are illegal.  Will you miss TikTok if it gets banned?  The popular social media platform seems to have an unpredictable future when it comes to its future status in The United States. A deadline extension may be the only way for it to continue its existence.

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